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Caging the Dragon -- The Containment of Underground Nuclear Explosions

Caging the Dragon -- The Containment of Underground Nuclear Explosions

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Caging the Dragon
The Containment of UndergroundNuclear Explosions
Distribution authorized to U.S. Government agenciesand their contractors; Test and Evaluation, 30 June1995. Other requests for this document shall be referredto Defense Nuclear Agency, U.S. Department of Energy.Nevada Operations Office, or Lawrence LivermoreNational Laboratory.
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DISCLAIMER NOTICE"Tlhis report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United StatesGovernment. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of theiremployees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibilityfor the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, appratus, product, or processdisclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein toany specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, orotherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoringby the United States Government or any agency thereof. The views and opinions of authorsexpressed herein do not necessarily state reflect those of the United States Government or anyagency thereof.""This report has been reproduced from the best available copy. For availability contact: Office ofScientific And Technical Information, P.O. Box 62, Oak Ridge, TN 37831. (615) 576-8401."
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TITLE AND SUBTITLECaging the DragonThe Containment of Underground Explosions
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James Carothers.et al.
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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
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13. ABSTRACT (Maximum 200 words)The science of the containment of U.S. underground tests is documented through a series of interviewsof leading containment scientists and engineers.
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